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TA Certificate 2016

Medical

Do I need any immunizations before I travel to Egypt?

It is not necessary to be vaccinated before travelling to Egypt, but we advise you to always ask your doctor for advice. Up to 2 months prior to you departure you should, however, if necessary, get your vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, typhoid and hepatitis A and B.

 

What medical facilities are available in Egypt?

There are many hospitals and clinics in Egypt that offers a wide range of treatments, ranging from the treatment of minor ailments to serious illnesses or accidents that make surgery necessary. Virtually all medical facilities are well prepared for minor cases and in major tourist cities are prime modern clinics. If you only need to buy medicine, you can find pharmacies on every street corner throughout Egypt.

 

Which health issues should I be aware of during my stay in Egypt?

Especially in the summer and fall is there are many mosquitoes at night, and it is therefore advisable to use a preventive spray or a soothing ointment; especially in the case of allergy, you should protect yourself. In the Nile region, there is an increased risk of becoming infected with the known schistosomiasis, also known as bilharziasis, if you come in direct contact with the river water. This can lead to serious diseases, so avoid swimming in the river and drink only bottled water. A first aid kit is recommended on all trips, and if you take certain medications regularly, you should include a sufficient amount. Diarrhea is very common among tourists and Egyptian medicine is usually better and cheaper than in Denmark. The most common cause of discomfort is that tourists are not accustomed to the heat, and therefore do not drink enough water. Alcohol and caffeine are diuretics, so be sure to drink plenty of water, preferably up to 6 liters per day. Signs of impending dehydration are if you rarely need to go to the bathroom and your urine is dark yellow. Cold drinks, tap water or excessive consumption of unfamiliar foods and spices can also cause stomach problems.